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January 2012 Archives

New regulations ease citizenship for undocumented immigrants

Many undocumented immigrants are in hiding because of immigration policy that bars them from re-entry for a minimum of three years if they leave the United States. A proposed change in immigration law would allow any undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States while awaiting a waiver showing that an American citizen would be detrimentally affected by their absence. This change has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of Americans the difficulty of being separated from their spouses or children while awaiting the citizenship process. Proponents of the law believe that it would benefit numerous families by streamlining the process and shortening the length of time that family members are separated.

Border Patrol announces policy changes for deportation proceedings

As many people who live in the San Diego area know, immigration issues are daunting for those who do not understand the complex legal process involved in immigration law. Many people living in this country may be affected by a new policy implemented by the United States Border Patrol. The Patrol is changing its policy on allowing illegal immigrants to return to their country voluntarily with no punishment. The change, announced on January 17, outlines what amounts to the toughest immigration policy changes since Operation Hold the Line began in 1993. Immigration and human rights advocates denounced the Border Patrol's new policy concerning deportation and removal proceedings as misguided and impractical.

Law may prevent some deportations

Immigration news has been all over the headlines in recent years. However, one particular case has not made the same kind of splash other stories have. A California man faced deportation and removal proceedings, but avoided deportation due to a little known intricacy in immigration law. This man recently became a legal resident because he entered the United States legally.

San Diego hospital sued for immigrant screening settles lawsuit

While there are many options for non-U.S. citizens to legally work in the U.S., sometimes the process of obtaining a work visa can be complicated. Unfortunately, some U.S. employers are skeptical of a person's employment status or afraid of being fined for hiring people who are not allowed to work in the U.S. This can make it very difficult on immigrants who have been approved to work in the U.S.

California Dream Act continues as petitioners fall short

Many immigrants living in California want to become U.S. citizens. However, the path to citizenship can be long and treacherous. Fortunately California has laws to help those who are not yet citizens succeed. Last year, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Dream Act into law. The act allows illegal immigrants to be considered for state financial aid toward community colleges and universities across the state. However, the California Dream Act was not backed by all.

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